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[unintelligible] and action news reporter vernon odem. moderating the debate, jim gardner. >> hello, this is the only broadcast debate in the 2012 senate race between bob casey and tom smith. here are the rules to which they have agreed for today's meeting. the format will include questions candidates from me and our panelists. a coin toss determines the podium position and order of questioning. candidates will have 90 seconds for closing statements. the candidates are here to speak about the issues that voters care about in this important campaign. gentleman, to prepare for this debate, i asked an acquaintance what he has gotten out of the campaign. after a moment or two of hesitation, he said -- well, there is this senator's zeroth thing, then there is this tea party prom thing going on. i asked him -- what else have you gotten out of the campaign? he stared at me and said that he could not really say. i would ask you two gentlemen if you think the campaign has reached the voters and if you are proud the -- proud of the way this campaign has gone. >> first of all, i want to thank
dad. jim tobin ran for governor back in 1998. today is his birthday so happy birthday, dad. this is my legacy. we are in non-partisan organization igniting the grass roots and bring the power back to the people. [applause] >> christianne has and closing remarks and i want to tag gary johnson, bill stein, and virgil goode, and rocky anderson. thank you to the audience as well. [applause] outlook turned over to christina tobin for the close. >> i want to thank larry king for being a dream come true. [applause] my executive producer and producer and the whole crew people, thank you to them and all of our supporters out there and the candidates and a week, the people. i have good news for you -- how many people enjoyed this debate tonight? [applause] [applause] [applause] >> wow. [applause] how many people want to see a second debate? [applause] we are a non-partisan organization that all donations go to creative things like this and we are doing big things after the election. we are holding a debate next tuesday in washington, d.c., 9:00 p.m. eastern time. [applause] and thanks to one of
is a journalist, jim lehrer is a journalist, i am a journalist, martha is a journalist, so we went there to be who we were and have a debate. i did not feel like they are trying to -- >> it is not advocacy, but it is doing what we do every day, which is providing clarity, asking questions, and hoping and pressing for answers. it is a different format for doing that. >> yes, sir. >> this year we have seen the rise of the fact checker and increasing the statements in both advertising and by the candidates. it seems that that has been on an uptick for a long time. i wonder, the thought occurs that -- this might be the people in each candidate's camp don't know each other. they say things that they would have tried out before had they been in contact with each other. might it be a good idea like a bipartisan policy center to sponsor a get together of a social nature between members of the heritage foundation and their families and the center for american progress? >> i wish beer could solve it. things are very polarized. >> i think all of the misstatements -- is literally ignorance. they don't look at
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